Publico nails winner as Wangs-Letran shocks Che’Lu-San Sebastian

first_imgMOST READ Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESRey Publico nailed the game-winning basket as Wangs Basketball-Letran pulled the rug from under Che’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian, 83-82, Monday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Publico recovered the looseball off of a Jeo Ambohot fumble then, hit the undergoal stab with 4.1 seconds left to win it for the Couriers, who remained undefeated at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 83 — Quinto 21, Ambohot 14, Calvo 13, Publico 12, Mandreza 7, Muyang 6, Fajarito 3, Batiller 3, Balanza 2, Trinidad 2, Balagasay 0, Taladua 0.CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 82 – Calisaan 21, Bulanadi 15, Jeruta 13, De Leon 12, Batino 11, David 5, Ilagan 5, Calma 0, Costelo 0, Faundo 0, Santos 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 24-14, 41-41, 54-71, 83-82.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Publico scored six of his 12 markers in the payoff period. He also grabbed six boards in the victory.Wangs-Letran used a blistering 25-5 run to chip away the deficit and grab the 79-78 lead to set up the pulsating finish in the final two minutes.Despite the win, Napa doesn’t want the Couriers to be blinded by their current standing.“It doesn’t mean that we’re playing good. We’re just glad that some of the players kept on fighting. The heart of a Letranite was there. We never gave up,” he said.Michael Calisaan topped the Revellers (1-1) with 21 points and six rebounds in the loss.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year His basket capped a huge fightback by the Couriers, who climbed back from a 19-point hole, 73-54, with 9:47 remaining in the fourth quarter.“Actually, that was the designed play We wanted Jeo to get the lob pass, but their defense was ready. The ball was fumbled and the ball got to Rey,” said coach Jeff Napa of the go-ahead bucket which put his side upfront.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBong Quinto uncorked 13 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to spearhead the rally, while also grabbing 12 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.Ambohot also plucked a double-double with 14 markers, 10 boards, two dimes, and two blocks, while JP Calvo shot 3-of-5 from downtown to collect 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award NCAA volleyball: CSB stays in semis hunt, ends Arellano’s unbeaten streak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

NGO to Graduate Women Trainees

first_imgA locally-based non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, will soon graduate several women trained in various skills over the period of a year.Making the disclosure recently, the project officer of the Defense for Children in Liberia (DCL), Madam Helena Wonba said the women had been trained since March last year in various skills and would be graduating this month.Madam Wonba said the organization has been training women, especially young women, in Tubmanburg, Bomi County in soap making and tailoring.According to her, the skills they learned would enable the women to sustain themselves and their families by making meaningful contributions to their respective communities.She detailed plans to extend the training program to other areas in Bomi County.Madam Wonba spoke in a recent interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in Tubmanburg.She said, despite a recent brake in at the offices of the DCL where thieves made away with office equipment estimated at US$700, the pending graduation exercise would be executed as planned.She explained the burglars made away with stabilizers, printers and reams of sheets among other items; creating a serious setback to the operations of the organization.She concluded by revealing that the police in the county were informed and have instituted a preliminary investigation to apprehend the culprits.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lakers sink as Kobe sits

first_imgAll that was left was for the Lakers to work the phones and try to convince the New Jersey Nets that they are better off without the remaining $41 million on Jason Kidd’s contract than they are with the all-star guard. But Jackson portrayed things in less than favorable terms before the game, saying he didn’t think the “momentum” was there to make a deal after spending the afternoon huddled with general manager Mitch Kupchak. Bryant finished with 25points, eight rebounds and six assists but the most telling stat came with the Lakers being outscored 25-11 with the superstar guard on the bench. Jarrett Jack led Portland with 30 points and Zach Randolph added 16. LOS ANGELES – Even with the NBA trade deadline upon them today, the light at the end of the tunnel keeps looking farther away for the Lakers, who became the first Phil Jackson-coached team in history to lose sixconsecutive games. They suffered a dismal 112-108 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at Staples Center, a game that turned on Jackson’s decision to sit Kobe Bryant with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Lakers’ continued indifferent defense. What was a one-point game when Bryant went to the bench turned into an 11-point Portland lead in a matter of 3 1/2 minutes. The Lakers were booed off the court, where they lost their fifth straight home game. The Blazers scored 18 more points than their season average and shot 59.7percent from the field. The only team to shoot better against the Lakers this season was the Dallas Mavericks in a December loss. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Home sweet home for Dogs

first_imgAdduono sees his goaltending combination of Brett Jaeger and Mike Brown coming up with the “big save” now. He also sees his team doing a better job of being “accountable” on the ice, playing within the system and positionally. And he can’t say enough about how hard the players have battled game in and game out, noting the improved performances by defenseman Andrew Winnik and forwards Chris Collins, Terry Harrison and Alexei Smirnov among others. All of which have enabled him to roll three lines of forwards and defensive pairings, a tactic that wears on opponents and makes the Ice Dogs much tougher to play. “The last month or so, we have been much better,” Adduono said. “The things I have been teaching and preaching are coming together and it’s making a world of difference. But the hard work has got to continue. If we start thinking we are better than we are and stop working, we’re going to be in trouble.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONG BEACH – It’s Homecoming Night for the Ice Dogs, and it’s not just another promotion but something to truly celebrate. The Ice Dogs return to the Long Beach Arena tonight to face the Alaska Aces after spending nearly a month on the road – a tough span of nine games for a club struggling to stay in the ECHL Kelly Cup playoff race. The Ice Dogs (19-27-3) go into the start of a five-game homestand six points behind Victoria with five games in hand and are just two points shy of Utah with three games in hand. While not wanting to look too far ahead, the Ice Dogs can see seventh-place Phoenix, which is nine points away but with three games in hand, and sixth-place Stockton. “We are not just looking at the bottom edge. We are looking all the way up to Stockton (11 points ahead),” he said. “We don’t want to make the playoffs just to make the playoffs. If we get in, we want to be a tough team to beat.” Over the past six weeks, the Ice Dogs have turned the corner and have been a tough team to beat. Since early January, they are 10-8-1 and have been in all but two or three games. So what’s been the difference between the team that went 9-19-2 before this run of good fortune? center_img Instead of playing their way out of the chase for the eighth and final playoff spot in the National Conference, the Ice Dogs went 6-3-0 on their season-long trip to keep pace with Victoria and close the gap on ninth-place Utah. Not bad for a team that had just three road wins prior to the trip. “We could have played our way out of playoff position,” said coach Rick Adduono of the trip. “But it put us back in it. Going .500 is usually a good road trip, but we won six of nine and played eight solid games. It was a real team builder for us and showed that these kids won’t give up.” last_img read more


first_imgGerry Gallagher presenting Letterkenny Rovers captain with the Letterkenny and District Schoolboys Cup which they won on Thursday night after a 2-0 play off victory against Swilly Rovers.Goal scorers were Kieran McPherson and Dale Gorman. Both teams now enter the Donegal Schoolboys  Under 16 Champions League competition ROVERS LIFT SCHOOLBOYS CUP was last modified: January 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Roverslast_img read more


first_imgJackie Crossan Premier Division Reports – United 2-3 Clonmany ShamrocksWhile not exactly blowing the race for the premier division wide open Clonmany Shamrocks kept the title race alive when they inflicted a first defeat of the season on Glengad in an excellent game of football in difficult conditions.Against the elements Clonmany began well with Jason Doherty breaking clear in the 5th minute but denied by a superb Charlie Byrne tackle.Clonmany then forced three corners in a row but the home defence dealt capably with them.Glengad grew into the game with Stephen McLaughlin’s cross cleared at the back post with Patrick McDermott lurking.They took the lead midway through the half after John McDaid split the defence with a superb pass for John G McLaughlin to dink the ball over Patrick Harkin in the Clonmany goal. John McDaid fired a free kick just over the bar and while Glengad dominated possession until the interval the visitos defence stood firm.Glengad created a gilt edged chance on the restart when McDaid fed Terence Doherty who curled his shot just wide from twelve yards.Minutes later Clonmany got back on terms when after a corner was only partially cleared Marty Doherty fired a superb thirty yards effort to the roof of the net.Within another five minutes they were ahead when Raymond McDaid broke on the right and when his deep cross was cleared to Joe Grant he unleashed a superb low effort to the bottom corner from twenty two yards.Glengad upped the tempo with Patrick McDermott seeing one effort blocked before seeing another shot turned round the post by Patrick Harkin in the Clonmany goal.They got back on terms on 75 minutes after John McDaid crossed for McDermott who beat a defender and fired low to the corner from twelve yards.They had another good chance when Doherty fed McDermott but his attempted chip was well saved by Harkin.Clonmany struck for the winner in the 87th minute when Brendan Devlin headed the ball on for Alan Friel to race clear and slot low past Martin McLaughlin from six yards. Culdaff FC 3-2 Aileach FCPlayed in good conditions on Saturday night there was a lively opening to this game with play switching from end to end and the home side slightly the more threatening.They took the lead on 12 minutes after Brian McGonigle’s ball over the top found Conor O Brien who headed on and as the ball dropped struck a superb volley over the advancing David McGeady to the net from sixteen yards.Aileach replied and when a corner fell to Paul McHugh his effort was blocked by Kevin Ruddy.Culdaff responded on 22 minutes with O’Brien seeing his twenty three yards free clip the bar on the way over.Minutes later the same player fed Derek Doherty on the right and collected the return only to see his shot parried by McGeady with the Aileach defence mopping up.The visitors tried to get back into it and when a Darren McMonagle free found Anthony Doherty he headed well over from fourteen yards in what was a difficult chance.On 35 minutes the home side doubled their lead when Eugene McLaughlin latched onto a poor headed backpass and lifted the ball over McGeady to run on and slot home.Aileach upped the tempo and had their best spell of the game either side of half time.Firstly gavin Doherty collected a breaking ball but his effort was smothered by Darragh Mclaughlin in the home goal.Then Anthony Doherty turned well but saw his shot deflected behind.They got a goal back on the stroke of half time after Gavin Doherty rose highest to head home at the near post from six yards following a corner.Aileach started the second period well with Doherty seeing a spectacular overhead kick sail over the bar.They got back on terms then on 50 minutes when Gavin Doherty advanced along the byeline and after his initial effort was blocked by Mclaughlin he fired the rebound home from an acute angle.This seemed to rejuvenate the home side and an inswinging Derek Doherty corner was touched onto the bar by McGeady but when it broke to substitute JJ Doherty he fired wide from twelve yards.The defining moment in the game came on 67 minutes when the home side were awarded a penalty and O Brien kept his cool to send McGeady the wrong way.The home side kept pressing for the remainder of the game and did not make the best of some promising situations while Aileach were always dangerous on the break but failed to create a clear chance that would have salvaged a point. Carn FC 5-1 Illies CelticCarn recorded their third comprehensive league victory in a row and they dominated long periods of this game.Decaln McGonagle saw a powerful early shot tipped over by Graham Doherty before the same player headed a Daniel McLaughlin cross just over the bar.They took the lead on 21 minutes when after Doherty parried McGonagle’s shot the ball was retrieved by Shane Doherty who squared to Cathal Doherty to slot home from close range.Illies tried to reply but all they had to show was two James O Donnell free kicks which sailed over Gerard Crossan’s bar.Shane Doherty and McGonagle then both had shots from the edge of the area which were just of target after good approach play involving Adam Byrne, Daniel McLaughlin and Michael Byrne.The home side increased their lead on 53 minutes when McGonagle’s cross found Michael Byrne who teed the ball up for Shane Doherty to slot home from six yards.Illies tried to hit back and when O Donnell’s cross was flicked on by Joe McDaid the ball fell to Seamus Donaghey who headed wide.Carn resumed the pressure at the other end with McGonagle blazing over from ten yards before they made it three nil on 68 minutes.Shane Doherty fed McGonagle and his low cross found Matthew Byrne who fired low to the corner from ten yards.They went close again from a Michael Byrne corner which brother Adam headed over before Illies got a goal back when O’Donnell advanced from midfield past two defenders before superbly lobbing Crossan.But within a minute Carn had scored again when Cathal Doherty fed Michael Byrne who drove a powerful effort past Doherty from twenty five yards.They completed the scoring on 87 minutes after Matthew Byrne’s cross broke to brother Adam who fired to the roof of the net from twenty two yards.INISHOWEN FOOTBALL LEAGUE = Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad1229Redcastle1222Carn1120Moville918Culdaff1317Clonmany816Aileach1215Illies137Cockhill *120* points deductedSunday 17th Feb 2013Ulster Junior Cup1-30pm ET&PenLifford V Greencastle Premier Division 2pmRedcastle V MovilleT MoyneCarn V CockhillT McAreeAileach V IlliesW Harvey Culdaff V ClonmanyE DohertyGleneely V DunreeG O KaneCarrowmena V QPSB BreslinMoville Res V RasheneyL PorterReserve Premier 11amCockhill V AileachM McGonagleQPS V GlengadL DavenportCarn V Sea RoversW CurranClonmany V CuldaffS DeeneyReserve First 11amMoville Yths V Cockhill CltJP HoughtonIllies V DunreeL DugganRasheney Rvs V GreencastleG McLaughlinRasheney Res V RedcastleR McDermottINISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT ON GLENGAD was last modified: February 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: CLONMANY INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT ON GLENGADlast_img read more


first_imgMARK English is among a number of Ireland’s leading athletes who have taken off to South Africa to advance their training for the season ahead. Thomas Barr and Mark English have gone to Stellenbosch while Ciara Everard is in Potchefstroom.Stellenbosch is a university town in South Africa’s Western Cape province. It’s surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. Barr, who has a qualifying time for Rio in the 400m hurdles, is joined by his training partner Paul Byrne and all three will be operating from the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium.Letterkenny man English has also secured the Olympic qualifying time over 800m and he will also hope to be on the 4x400m relay team alongside Barr in Brazil.Everard who recently qualified for the Rio Olympic Games in the 800m is training in South Africa along with other UCD athletes Richard Owens, University indoor 1500m champion, and new Ad Astra scholarship athlete Alanna Lally. Niall Tuohy is also training at the altitude camp with their coach James Nolan in attendance.The FNB High Performance Institute of Sport (HPI) is located on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. Potchefstroom has become the preferred training venue for many international, national and local sport teams and individuals because of the excellent training facilities, the altitude, sports medical and scientific services as well as our hospitality and good weather.  MARK ENGLISH WARM WEATHER TRAINING IN SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:mark englishSouth Africalast_img read more


first_imgAmerican Diaspora member and successful Boston businessman, Dan Adams, has offered to promote the Donegal Gathering throughout the US.Dan explained how he wanted to become involved with the Donegal Gathering and offer assistance in honour of his mother who sadly passed away last September.Dan runs a successful ‘out of home’ static, marketing business called All Over Media, and will use this advertising space to promote the Donegal Gathering throughout 2013. Not only does he intend to extensively advertise the Donegal Gathering throughout the Massachusetts area, but also to use his franchising network to advertise across fifteen other states throughout the US.Dan said “The advertising is currently running from Chicago to Denver, Florida to Minnesota, Boston to Texas and Carolina to Worcester and it is expanding all the time. Our corporate office has accepted organising placement and tracking of all these ads and it will be free of charge”.This quirky type of advertising uses platforms such as restaurants, telephone boxes and gas pumps.The value of such a marketing campaign, Dan said that it would run into tens of thousands of dollars. The Chairman of the Donegal Gathering, Paddy Harte, who explained how he met Dan in Boston late last year while promoting the Donegal Gathering.“It is incredible that the Donegal Gathering website and logo will have a presence across America for the coming year thanks to this fantastic gesture, this will definitely get Donegal on the map!Dan also said that he hopes to visit Donegal this year.He explained how his mother, Marjorie’s family hailed from Carndonagh, her maiden name being Coyle and also having links to the McLaughlin’s of the that area. This is a prime example of what the Gathering aims to achieve by reconnecting people with their roots. DONEGAL GATHERING EMBARKS ON NORTH AMERICAN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN was last modified: January 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgSINN Fein councillor Jack Murray has hit out at the latest Jobbridge positions advertised in Co Donegal – including three positions at a garage washing cars.Sweeney’s Spar Express at Ballyraine in Letterkenny wants three people to take up the nine-month contracts.An advert on the Jobbridge website says the successful candidates will get training in how to put petrol/diesel into cars. They will also operate the site’s car wash system and stack shelves in the supermarket.Whoever takes up the positions will be expected to work 38-hour weeks in return for €50 on top of their dole money.Cllr Murray insisted: “I am opposed to the scheme in principle. Anyone who works for a week deserves to be paid for a week; as simple as that.“However these latest positions show how the scheme is being used and I have to say I couldn’t believe it when I was told about this. “The idea that someone would gain valuable life work skills on such a scheme is just ridiculous.“It shows once again to anyone who thought this scheme was a good idea what a really bad idea it is.” MURRAY SLAMS DONEGAL JOBBRIDGE POSITIONS – WASHING CARS AT PETROL STATION was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jack MurrayJobbridge schemeletterkennySweeneys Ballyrainelast_img read more


first_imgNoirin O’SullivanTHE police union representing rank and file gardai have also called on the Garda Ombudsman to pull out of its investigation into the death of Ballyshannon sergeant Michael Galvin.The Garda Representative Association says GSOC must pull out of the inquiry.“There are no words to express the pain and trauma of this past week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Galvin family at the time of such great loss,” said a GRA spokesman. “Garda colleagues in the North West, and nationwide, are dismayed that GSOC be regarded as an appropriate agency to investigate the death of Sergeant Michael Galvin, who was highly regarded by those gardaí who had the honour of working with him.“Sergeant Galvin had been under investigation by GSOC, along with other members of garda rank. We fear that the stress of this made some significant contribution, in whatever way, to this tragic loss.“We fully support our colleagues in the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) in their call for independent investigation of Sergeant Galvin’s death – and this must include the conduct of GSOC in their investigation of Sergeant Galvin.“We need to be sure that this investigative process is transparent, and that the family, friends and colleagues can have absolute confidence that this absolute tragedy has been thoroughly examined, and that lessons can be learned for the future.” Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan (pictured) will visit the Ballyshannon station tomorrow. SECOND GARDA UNION SLAMS GSOC SGT GALVIN INQUIRY was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more